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Blind Blake - The Vanished Bluesman In Richmond lp (Monk)


"After their success with Blind Lemon Jefferson, Chicago's Paramount was
scouting for more male blues talent, and they found it in 1926 in a man
called Blind Blake (1893-1933), a sophisticated guitar player who was
the antithesis of Delta blues. In fact, Blake soon became Paramount's
best-selling and most recorded artist, with over a hundred sides to his
name. Blake--one of the greatest blues guitarists of all time--is best
known for his development of the 'ragtime' guitar style, the sheer
complexity of which has baffled would-be imitators for the past eight
decades. His mastery of this approach was so complete that none have
ever come close to being able to imitate him. These recordings from 1929
are a collection of sessions Blake recorded for Paramount in the
Gennett Studios in Richmond, Indiana. Blake is accompanied by Charlie
Spand on piano on several tracks. Spand was the king of the 1920s
barrelhouse piano style and one of the most influential piano players of
his day."

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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 17 May, 2014.

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